36 Alerts From the 85TH PERCENTILE Tag


The Next Ten Years – Readers’ Edition, Part 2: oos E-Newsletter #523

In oos E-Newsletter #520, The Next Ten Years, Jim Walker, Gary Biller, and Steve Carrellas provided their thoughts — limited by the oos to less than 300 words — on the significant challenges that motorists and the oos will face over the next decade. We asked readers to chime in with their thoughts and published […]

The Next Ten Years – Readers’ Edition, Part 1: oos E-Newsletter #522

When we published E-Newsletter #520, The Next Ten Years, on December 30, 2018 with predictions from some oos and oos Base directors of the challenges that the oos and motoring public are going to face over the next decade, we encouraged readers to provide their insights. And boy, have you. We currently have enough material […]

The Next Ten Years: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #520

We wanted to do something special for Issue #520 because it marks ten years of uninterrupted weekly oos e-newsletters that, we hope, have provided entertaining (if not thought-provoking) perspectives. To carry on that tradition, oos and oos Base directors were asked to provide mini essays for the occasion. No one likes homework but they tackled […]

Political Interference in Setting Speed Limits Shouldn’t Happen: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #518

From guest writer Ian Tootill, who is co-founder of the grassroots British Columbia motorists advocacy group SENSE BC (or Safety by Education and Not Speed Enforcement). SENSE BC and the oos are kindred spirits, with SENSE advocating for sensible driving standards for more than 23 years and the oos for over 36. The issues facing […]

The 85th Call to Action (Time Sensitive): oos E-Newsletter #517

The Fall 2018 issue of the oos member magazine Driving Freedoms (“The Big Lie”) sounded a clarion call against the dismantling of established traffic engineering standards by the very agencies tasked with upholding those standards and protecting the public. Swept up in the Vision Zero dream of achieving zero road fatalities, the Federal Highway Administration […]